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International Melges 20 World Championship at Coconut Grove Sailing Club - Overall

by Hannah Noll 7 Apr 18:19 PDT 4 -7 April 2019

Alessandro Rombelli and the Italian STIG team of Francesco Bruni, Giorgio Tortarolo, and Tea Faoro are the winners of the 2019 Melges 20 World Championship hosted by the Coconut Grove Sailing Club in Miami, Florida. Rhonda Joyce and the Grinning Streak team of Jeremy Edwards and Tony Bowman earn the Corinthian World Championship title. Tight competition characterized the championship; the top four teams were only a few points apart, locked in a tight battle throughout the final day.

Heartbreaker by Bob Hughes with Federico Michetti and Manu Weiller finished in second place, giving a warm, happy embrace to the Stig team after the finish. Russian Bogatyrs by Igor Rytov with Konstantin Besputin and Anton Sergeev, always a tough team to beat, finished in third place. Daniel Thielmans Kuai and Vladimir Prosikhins Nika rounded out the podium.

Rombelli started the regatta on a difficult note with an OCS in the first race, but constant improvement in the scoreboard throughout the event proved to be successful. STIG won Race Nine by a massive margin more than one minute before the next boat (an incredible feat in the Melges 20 class). We are super happy, said Rombelli, We have been strong here in Miami; in 2011, we won the Gold Cup, and now weve won the Worlds. Miami is the place for STIG. The fleet at the Worlds was very strong with close racing, and eventually we won with a good margin, so we are very happy.

The International Melges 20 Class Association extends its deep gratitude to Coconut Grove Sailing Club, the CGSC Race Committee Team of 24 volunteers led by PRO Blake Middleton, Regatta Chair Ron Rostorfer and Dottie Rostorfer, Shake-A-Leg, Melges USA and Melges Europe.

Onward and upward The Melges 20 Class and the Melges World League now look to Europe and Asia for racing, then back to North America for next winters Miami Winter Series. The 2020 World Championship will be in Europe, and the 2021 World Championship will be back in North America.

Overall Results:

PosBow NoSail NoYacht NameSkipper / Crew#R1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10Pts
165  ITA 65STIGAlessandro Rombelli / Francesco Bruni / Giorgio Tortarolo / Tea Faoro16534251211134
288  USA 88HeartbreakerRobert Hughes / Manu Weiller / Federico Michetti6222389134541
3898  RUS 898Russian BogatyrsIgor Rytov / Besputin Konstantin / Sergeev Anton34634111913944
476  USA 7676KuaiDaniel Thielman / Jeremy Wilmot / Alec Anderson / Rayleen Thielman211121133761446
5309  RUS 309NikaVladimir Prosikhin / Morgan Reeser / Charlie Smythe417101825920258
6306  USA 306TalismanJohn Sommi / Victor Diaz de Leon / Jeff Reynolds964612610162661
7190  BRA 190PortobelloCesar Gomes Neto / Cesar Gomes / Thiago Fett / John Bowden110913792145864
8414  USA 414CinghialeRobert Wilber / Charlie McKee / Matt Woodworth575551520817168
9303  USA 303Midnight BlueJason Michas / Scott Nixon / Keiran Searle15121271134671072
1014  USA 14Red Sky Sailing TeamPaul Reilly / Andy Burdick / Joey Melo10314161012849474
11250  USA 250Boo‑FuSam Barron‑Fox / Chris Draper / Simon Hiscocks8ZFP78911817111286
12312  ARG 1Eulogia G3BAU Sailing TeamLuigi Giannattasio / Col Sébastien / Salvà Federica / Gabbi Francesco119171161475121691
13305  USA 305Midnight SunAlexis Michas / Sam Rogers / John Wallace1313111014201315103102
1415  AUS 308Dark StarJohn Bacon / Darren Jones / David Swampson / Danielle Smythe7161818171861087107
1523  SWE 202IntermezzoJohannes Lind Widestam / Jonas Kjellberg / Tomislav Basic1414815131014111621115
16217  ITA 217Caipirinha JRAlessandro Agostinelli / Gabriele Benussi / Francesco Rubagotti2011169DSQ416191513123
17228  USA 228Electric BlueTim Desmond / Jim Myers / Justin Hood1222132116722121318134
18214  CAN 214Grinning Streak (C)Rhonda Joyce / Jeremy Edwards / Tony Bowman17151914152111201919149
19290  USA 290Blind SquirrelJohn Brown / Jeff Bonanni / Jimmy Kennedy / Danielle Septembre191920DNF20171532220155
20238  USA 238The 300Steven Boho / Chad Hough / Ted Keller21211517191617212115162
21222  ITA 149SestelementoOscar Farace / Mattia De Bernardi / Francesco Ivaldi / Francesco De Bernardi18182220212212181817164
228  GER 161Mojito (Shimmer) (C)Florian Rixner / Norbert Peter / Elena Rixner22202119181921221422176

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